Wyoming is a state of many firsts. In 1872, it became home to the world’s first national park — Yellowstone. In 1925, its citizens elected Nellie Tayloe Ross the first woman governor of a U.S. state. Now in 2010, Wyoming is the first state in the country to announce plans to move all state government employees to Google Apps for Government.
According to Wyoming CIO Bob von Wolffradt, all state agencies — representing 10,000 employees — will migrate to Google Apps within a year. This’ll be the first time all Wyoming state employees share a common communications platform, which’ll improve their ability to collaborate with each other in serving the citizens of Wyoming.
Many other states around the country are using Google Apps, including departments in Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico. Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, New York, and Oregon are also bringing Apps to their K-12 classrooms.